Monday, June 21, 2010

Latest happenings

 Finally....--> The fencer arrived on Friday and with his crew installed our post and rail fencing. Some of the wire is quite crooked but as it's following the natural ground line there's not a lot that can be done. Hopefully once there are some plants inside the fence area it won't look so terrible.

 Down the side of the house.
                                                                                                           Manchurian Pear in the foreground.
Still need to do some sand shifting and turning over of the rich soil before the lawn can go in.

This is the gap next to the driveway. We'll be putting in some double gates so that if we need to bring anything large into the front or side yard we don't have to do it from around the back of the block. You can see the new house that is almost finished across the street.

                                                                                                        Our temporary back gate.
The fencers left us some fence wire 
so we thought of a use for it.

On Saturday Mum and I went to check out the plants at the local hardware store. I returned with a port wine magnolia to plant and two 50m rolls of chicken wire to fasten to the inside of our wire fence to stop the rabbits getting through it. ( my "next weekend" task)

Then later in the day DS1 and I went to the plant nursery in town and purchased a small liquidambar styraciflua tree  which Mum and I then planted out the back. Yippee.

1 comment:

-Sha said...

hey Kex, fence looks great! I just planted a port wine magnolia too, but my new puppies chewed the main stalk.. :( there is still a couple of healthy looking branches but not sure what it will end up like now..